Contrary to popular opinion, teabags do not necessarily make a bad cup of tea.
Teabags are here to stay, convenience being their main advantage.
The quality of the tea made by a teabag depends on the QUALITY OF THE TEA IN THE TEABAG.
The majority of teabagged teas sold in supermarkets have inferior teas because of price competition.
There has been a recent marketing campaign to promote pyramid style tea bags using larger leaf teas.
However the reality is that large leaf teas do not make a stronger cup of tea and they must also be infused for at least four minutes.
Studies have shown that the average teabag user only infuses a teabag for less than a minute.
This is why the more expensive option to use large leaf teas in pyramid teabags will probably eventually go the way of previous teabag fads – round bags, drawstring bags, etc.